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Bella Roma Cafe

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316 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-3285
+1 831-464-2608
17:00 - 21:30
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Santa Cruz, California, United States
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2014

Really good food and a great staff, plus the restaurant is quiet enough that you can talk with people at your table.

Thank Helen R
Hayward, California, Usa
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158 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2014

The Bella Roma is a cute very nice restaurant and we felt lucky to get a reservation for thier Prix Fixe Valentine's Day menu. I would dine there again when the opportunity came around again. However, our 15th Anniversary Night dinner experience on Valetine's Day was not the best ever, but it wasn't bad either. The service staff seemed to... More 

Thank Robert O
Gilroy, California
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2013

We dined here on a recommendation of a friend. The menu spanned many of my favorite Italian dishes so we had many to chose from. The wine list is small but unique. The waiter had memorized at least six special entrees that were not on the menu. I chose one and was not disappointed. The service was quite efficient and... More 

Thank Don K
Fremont, California
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83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2013

This is one of our regular restaurants in Capitola. They always have great specials and a menu with a lot of variety. On warm nights we like to sit outside and whether we are inside or outside, we always get great service. For a change o pace, we even like to sit at the small bar where we can see... More 

Thank nsnac
los altos, california
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 July 2013

We went with one other couple & we shared 2 delicious appetizers. I also ate the generously sized, perfect white bean soup. The lamb pasta and stuffed pork roll were creative and yummy. I can't say enough about the roasted garlic & olive oil mixture. It's like fine wine to me. We finished off our dinner with pineapple tiramisu. Our... More 

Thank clearbanter
Kootenay Rockies, Canada
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156 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2013

Ever had that craving, like for a great Italian meal.Do not go here. It was a real disappointment and very pricey. The first let down, despite a reservation, is that we were parked in front of the door so every time someone came in, a blast of cold air hit you. There were other tables, but on request, we got... More 

Thank Carnarvon50
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195 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2012

I used to live just up the hill behind this wonderful restaurant. Not every time I visit I eat there at least once. It's amazing and I miss living near it!

Sacramento, California
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2012 via mobile

My wife and I met some friends for dinner last Friday night. They suggested this restaurant and we were not disappointed. The food was excellent and the staff attentive. The place was very busy, a little pricey and a bit noisy, but the atmosphere and the food were worth it.

Thank Bill32999
Carmel Valley, California
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383 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2012

Recommended to us, but doesn't live up to the great reviews here. Great ambiance, but indifferent service and two good entrees (fish and meat) spoiled with an over-salted sauce.

1 Thank Andrew A
Martinez, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 October 2011

Great meal & service, The seafood risotto is fabulous !

Thank Debbie T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 316 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-3285
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Capitola
  • Phone Number: +1 831-464-2608

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?